As you may have already known, I love candles, especially Diptyque candles. They are quite possibly one of my favorite luxury brands. One of the best times during the year is when Diptyque release their city candles to purchase online. Well, unfortunately that time came and went so quickly this year, but I managed to snag a few more to add to my collection!
Right now, Diptyque has nine city candles: Berlin, Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, London, Miami, New York City, Paris, Tokyo and Shanghai. Each candle is specifically designed for that particular store and cannot be purchased anywhere else. The City Candles each come in their own unique and gorgeously designed glass jar inside of a matching box.
The scents of the Berlin candle transport you to the German capital’s most prestigious avenue, surrounded by the heady scent of blossoming linden trees, a powerful perfume with light honey accents.
The Beverly Hills candle embodies the city’s palm trees and lush gardens in the shade of which bloom enticing bouquets of white flowers mingled with mint and lemon to create a radiant accord.
The Hong Kong candle is an ode to nature expressed through notes built around the famous Bauhinia Blakeana, accented with a floral-vanilla accord.
The scent of the London candle takes you to the heart of the Columbia Road flower market. Its unique notes of heliotrope, lilac, juniper and hyacinth are warmed with a touch of spice.
The scent of the Miami candle offers an exotic aroma of delicate magnolia blossoms enhanced by delicious citrus notes, reminiscent of Key Lime Pie, Florida’s signature dessert.
The New York candle evokes the golden age of alluring speakeasies and the city’s nightlife. Notes of cedar wood, vetiver and patchouli heightened by mysterious incense are a scented echo of these legendary and contemporary sights.
The Paris candle takes you to the heart of Saint Germain, an emblematic district of Parisian chic; a mysterious chypre accord accentuated with a hint of lavender.
The scent of the Shanghai candle is closely linked to a Chinese tradition: deliciously perfumed osmanthus flowers complemented with notes of green tea like a homage to the tea ceremony.
The aroma of the Tokyo candle revives the fond memory of a stroll along alleyways in the shade of Japanese cypress trees where a temple diffuses notes of soothing incense.
Pro Tip: if you really cannot live without a particular candle (or all, like me) you can individually call each boutique and place an order over the phone. I highly suggest signing up for their mailing list, so that you won’t miss the event next year! Hopefully they keep releasing new cities to their collection – I’d love a Dublin one!